You still need to know the following to keep track of and open the door . (You can also have "5 things you need to know today" delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.)
1. Winter weather
The arctic winter weather that we have told you about is already devastating in some parts of the US. About 70% of the country will experience record temperatures. Places from Chicago to parts of Tennessee are already buried under unusually heavy snow. If you have travel plans in the affected areas, you should consider. More than 1,200 flights were canceled Monday at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, and an America Eagle flight slipped off the runway due to icy conditions, with no injuries. Snow and ice will still create dangerous travel conditions in the plains, Midwest and Northeast. All this cold air will hit the south today. If you live in Georgia and even Florida, a pretty seasonal start to the day can end up with tooth rattling temperatures.
. 2 Bolivia
Bolivia's former president Evo Morales is leaving the country, but he has sworn he will "return with more power and energy". Morales accepted a political asylum offer from Mexico after resigning yesterday after nationwide protests over the outcome of Bolivian parliamentary elections in October. Morales has described the situation as a "coup" ̵
1; a reproach repeated by his South American allies. The violent clashes continued to plague the country yesterday after Morales resigned, and the Bolivian armed forces have announced joint operations with the police to "avoid blood and grief."
. 3 EPO
A new proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency could make the creation of new clean air and clean water regulations significantly more difficult. According to the New York Times, the EPA plans to limit the scientific research that the government can use to develop public health rules and would oblige scientists to pass their raw data to the agency to reflect the conclusions of a study. This would also apply retroactively, which would mean ceasing further use of studies already cited by the EPO that do not comply with the new proposal. One of the complications of this proposed proposal is that academic studies conducted in public health policy often rely on confidentiality agreements based on personal health information.
. 4 China
A chemical attack in China injured 51 children and three teachers on Monday afternoon. According to a state news agency, a 23-year-old suspect went to school in Kaiyuan City, Yunnan Province, and sprayed a caustic chemical called caustic soda. He was arrested about an hour after the attack. The local police said he allegedly sprayed the chemical as an act of revenge against the company. The incident continues a worrying series of school attacks in the country. In October 2018, a woman attacked a kindergarten class with a knife and injured at least 14 students. At the beginning of the year, a man stabbed nine middle school students and killed them. In 2017, 11 kindergarten students were injured in another knife attack. 5. Tax returns
A federal judge appointed by Trump ruled Monday that President Trump can not currently sue New York state officials in a court in Washington, DC to stop the publication of his tax returns to Congress. The decision, made by Justice Carl Nichols, is the recent call for an almost permanent tug-of-war between the President and the House Democrats who wish to receive his financial records. In similar cases where its committees have summoned Trump's financial documents, the courts have voted in favor of Parliament several times, but here's the point: Trump has still appealed against these decisions, so the subpoenas are still on hold , The verdict says that Trump could file a similar lawsuit with another court, for example in New York State or later, to prevent the Congress's request.
Instagram is about to hide preferences for some US users. Prepare your ego for the possible strike. (Or Boost, who knows.)
Alex Trebek smothered by the sweet final Jeopardy response after 30 years in front of the camera
Why are you hiding from us, tiny stag?
The Seattle Sounders' MLS Victory Gates on Earthquake Gauges
Rather like the Seattle GROUNDERS, right?
"The House has no choice, it has to enforce the Constitution, whether or not … it turns out that it works or not, or if it turns out that he's cast out of office or not. "
Joe Biden who was asked last night during a CNN Town Hall, whether an impeachment would help or hurt the Democrats in the 2020 election.
$ 31 million
The final price of a watch from the Swiss luxury brand Patek Philippe This is the highest price ever paid for a watch at an auction.
There is certainly a lot of advanced robotics going on here, but we just can not stop laughing at the way these little swordsmen are clattering. (click here to see)